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Opera North: Madama ButterflyOpera
Madama Butterfly | Puccini
One of the best-loved operas of all time, this is the tragic tale of innocent love crushed by betrayal. Cio-Cio San is a young Japanese woman who sacrifices everything to marry Pinkerton, the dashing American naval officer. Cruelly discarded when he returns to America, Butterfly is driven to a final and dramatic act of despair.
With its exquisite set and costumes, this emotionally direct and beautiful production by Tim Albery is devastating in its impact. Madama Butterfly features some of Puccini’s most famous music including ‘One Fine Day’ and the ‘Humming Chorus’. French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels has won widespread praise in this production in the role of Cio-Cio San.
Running Time 2 hour 40 minutes
Language Sung in Italian with English titles
Season Ticket Package
Book 2 operas from the spring season and get 10% off.
Under 30s & Go Card Holders
Tickets £10. Subject to availability, cannot be reserved in advance.
20 % off the ticket price.
Retired Over 60s
10% off all tickets. Available Tuesday to Friday.
Under 18s & Registered Unwaged
50% off all tickets. Available Tuesday to Friday.
50% off Balcony tickets for groups of 10+. One free teacher place per 20 pupils booked. Available Tuesday to Friday.
50% off from 6pm on the day available to concession holders in person. Subject to availability.
‘As for Anne Sophie Duprels, returning to the title role, it would be hard to find, or even imagine, a more thoroughly committed rendering of it.’The Independent
'reduced me to jelly'The Daily Telegraph